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New eCS Maint Tool comments
first off - slick - like it a lot better than the old way of dealing with updates.

Initial thoughts - confusing. Setup wasn't intuitive, update flow was odd. I'd consider setting this up using a tabbed interface with the following tabs:
  1. Available Downloads
    show only those items you haven't yet downloaded. If you don't have access to it(ie: no upgrade protection), don't show it. Be better than the "download failed"
  2. Update Status
    show downloaded updates and status - installed, ready to install, or has prerequisite(ie: to install TCP/IP 4.32 you need to first install MPTS 4.32) For updates that will auto-install other updates, show the other updates grouped with it(ie: all those various device drivers that get installed after base device drivers fixpak 3.). I wasted time installing updates that were reinstalled later.
  3. Config
    User logon info


First run I'd show the Config Tab. From then on always start at Availabe Downloads.

The SciTech Display Doctor downloaded successfully, but does not show up on the update selection list.

JFS update was applied, but the Applied Date was not updated.
Darrell Spice, Jr.                      [link|http://www.spiceware.org/cgi-bin/spa.pl?album=./Artistic%20Overpass|Artistic Overpass]\n[link|http://www.spiceware.org/|SpiceWare] - We don't do Windows, it's too much of a chore
New Re: eCS Maint Tool comments
Just on the side...

Did you apply the jfs update before or after fixpack 3? The JFS update is older than the JFS in fixpack 3; otoh, some people claim it's better.

Hence our efforts on the 1.1 installer:)

Is it OK if I pass your comments on to Chuck McInnes? Or would you like to do so yourself? Or... ? :)
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New Re: eCS Maint Tool comments
Did you apply the jfs update before or after fixpack 3? The JFS update is older than the JFS in fixpack 3; otoh, some people claim it's better.

after - it's the last update I installed. I'll be doing others later(like the SciTech update)

Hence our efforts on the 1.1 installer:)
Cool - my dad's been asking about the release date for 1.1. He's missing OS/2 and his new laptop has plenty of room to multi-boot(he's got Linux on it already).

Is it OK if I pass your comments on to Chuck McInnes? Or would you like to do so yourself? Or... ? :)
sure thing. Make sure he knows I really appreciate the effort :-)
Darrell Spice, Jr.                      [link|http://www.spiceware.org/cgi-bin/spa.pl?album=./Artistic%20Overpass|Artistic Overpass]\n[link|http://www.spiceware.org/|SpiceWare] - We don't do Windows, it's too much of a chore
     upgraded hardware - is there a recommended eCS update order? - (SpiceWare) - (20)
         Get the new eCS Maintenance Tool - (jake123) - (17)
             Thanx! - (SpiceWare)
             aaaarrrrggghhh - (SpiceWare) - (7)
                 What's the message at boot time? -NT - (jake123) - (6)
                     LI_ -NT - (folkert) - (2)
                         LI_ - trying to boot on Lilo - can't find Linux -NT - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
                             It's a joke son... A JOKE! -NT - (folkert)
                     no message, hard lock - (SpiceWare) - (2)
                         Did you get to the boot blob? Alt-F2 can also be very handy. -NT - (jake123) - (1)
                             sure did - (SpiceWare)
             TCP/IP 4.32 install consistantly fails - (SpiceWare) - (4)
                 Well, better tcpip than mpts. - (jake123) - (3)
                     idea - (SpiceWare) - (2)
                         Sent - check your inbox -NT - (jake123) - (1)
                             got it - thanx! - (SpiceWare)
             eCS Maint Tool comments - (SpiceWare) - (2)
                 Re: eCS Maint Tool comments - (jake123) - (1)
                     Re: eCS Maint Tool comments - (SpiceWare)
         I know it's too late, but I think I know the cause. - (Another Scott) - (1)
             thanx - (SpiceWare)

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